Stanley Allen Fritts (born September 18, 1952) is a former professional American football player who played running back for two seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at North Carolina State University.

Stan Fritts
No. 33
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1952-09-18) September 18, 1952 (age 67)
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Oak Ridge (TN)
College:NC State
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:26
Rushing attempts–yards:141–575
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Fritts attended Oak Ridge High School. He accepted a football scholarship from North Carolina State University.

As a sophomore in 1972, when Lou Holtz arrived as the new head coach at North Carolina State University, he implemented split-back veer offense to take advantage of the talent at running back, that included Fritts, Willie Burden, Charley Young and Roland Hooks.[1] At the time, this was arguably the best group of running backs in the nation, they were known as "The Four Stallions" and everyone of them went on to play in a professional football league.[2][3] He led the team with 145 carries for 689 yards (4.8-yard avg.) and 16 rushing touchdowns.

As a junior in 1973, he was part of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship team as a halfback. He was second on the team behind Burden, with 114 carries for 661 yards (5.8-yard avg.) and 7 rushing touchdowns.

As a senior in 1974, he led the team with 245 carries for 1,169 yards (4.8-yard avg.) and 12 rushing touchdowns. He finished his college career with 534 carries for 2,542 yards (4.8-yard avg.) and 41 rushing touchdowns. He passed Burden as the 7th ranked rusher in Wolfpack history.

Professional careerEdit

Fritts was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 4th round (97th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft. He appeared in 26 games with 9 starts.

Personal lifeEdit

He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.


  1. ^ "Holtz Selects Starting Backfield For WolfPack". Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Offensive fireworks due at Liberty Bowl". Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "WolfPack Gridders Get Their Shot At Winning". Retrieved April 30, 2019.